God is Unveiling His Body - Christ in You
This holiday season is significant like no other ever seen in history. For those that are looking for the return of the Lord as a man named Jesus appearing in the sky; they will miss what God is doing today; the resurrection of Christ in the flesh.
"For many imposters (seducers, deceivers, and false leaders, theologians) have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge (confess, admit) the coming of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) in bodily form. Such a one is the imposter (the seducer, the deceiver, the false leader, the antagonist of Christ) and the antichrist" (2 John 1:7).
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross" (Col. 1:15-20).
Take note of what Paul tells us about Jesus Christ in his letter to the Colossians. Jesus Christ is the head of the body of Christ. So who is the body?
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it" (1 Corinthians 12:27). Jesus Christ is the true light that gives light to every man who comes into the world (John 1:9). Today, "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid" (Matthew 5:14).
This Hanukkah season is forming the finality of Christ in You as the light of the world uniting as one body in Christ Jesus. We each are challenged in our spirit with the Spirit of Christ in us as we come before the judgment seat of Christ. "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad" (2 Corinthians 5:10).
"God presides in the great assembly (the body of Christ); he gives judgment among the 'gods' (sons of God)" (Psalm 82:1).
"I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.' But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler." Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance" (Psalm 82:6-8).
The return of the Lord requires a body to lay the head of Christ Jesus upon. The church is that body; His bride; His wife. This is not only uniting the mind of Christ in us, but it is an act of intimacy where the husband lays with the wife in a covenant position to produce fruit. This fruit is the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). It is created with the unity of LIGHT with light allowing the Spirit of the Lord to move upon the face of the deep with the spirit of Wisdom, understanding, counsel, power, knowledge, and reverence (Isaiah 11).
"Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. She said to Elijah, "What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?" "Give me your son," Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. Then he cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, have you brought tragedy also upon this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?" Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this boy's life return to him!" The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived. Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, "Look, your son is alive!" Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth" (1 King 17:17-24).
"When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman (bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh); behold thy son (LOVE)! Then saith he to the disciple (John), Behold thy mother (the producer of LIFE)! And from that hour that disciple (LOVE) took her (the producer of LIFE of CHRIST) unto his own home (As He is, so are we in this world)" (John 19:26-27). This takes us back to Genesis 1 and 2.
Each day of the Festival of Lights is the bringing forth Christ identity in you to BE the LIGHT of the world ushering in the Kingdom of God.
"And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication (Hanukkah), and it was winter (cold, no fruit, death around). And Jesus walked in the temple (you are the temple of the Lord) in Solomon's porch (the foundation stones of the Holy of Holies)" (John 10:22-23).
"For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother (Jesus left heaven), and shall be joined unto his wife (the church), and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church" (Ephesians 5:31-32).
The return of the Lord requires the true church, bride of Christ to BE the LIGHT of the world. This is only possible as we come before the throne room of Christ allowing judgment to begin within ourselves (Luke 6:36-38). This is not a time of condemnation, but a time of cleansing out the dead man and rising up the resurrected LIFE of Christ in us (Romans 8:1). It is with this unity relationship as a husband comes into His wife that the Spirit and the Bride say come (Revelation22:17).
"Together as Christ in us, "there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him" (1 Corinthians 8:6).
"And God (Christ all and in all) said, Let there be light (let there be me): and there was light" (Genesis 1:3).
"We are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus" (Gal. 3:26).
"We are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).
"As He is, so are we in this world" (1 John 4:17).
"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love (God identity), as each part does its work" (Ephesians 4:14-16).
"Suddenly there was made with the angel (messenger) a multitude of heavenly knighthood, praising God, and saying, Glory be in the highest things to God, and in earth peace be to men of good will. [Glory in the highest things to God, and in earth peace to men of good will.]" (Luke 2:13-14).
LET EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH, PRAISE THE LORD! IF YOU'RE BREATHING, THEN PRAISE HIM. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE LIFE, THEN STOP PRAISING. WHAT YOU SOW, YOU REAP!
Today, Be Holy as He is Holy!